Clean air • Clean water • Clean land • Carbon/Ecological Footprint • Oceans • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle • Outdoor adventure • Energy conservation • Plastic pollution • Locally grown and access to nutritious foods • Environmental health • Pollinators • Wildlife • Climate change • Educating others • Trees • Make a pledge for change
The Youth Environmental and Sustainability Summit (YESS) will bring together groups of middle school and high school-aged youth from across Pierce County. As a youth-led initiative, YESS is a space where the diverse youth network of Pierce County can learn, share and lead.
Students will facilitate the workshops and presentations. Each group will formulate a plan of action at the summit to address environmental and sustainability issues in their own school and community.
YESS is sponsored by Pierce County Planning & Public Works and coincides with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.